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22-year-old Okada rider commits suicide in Oyo

A 22-year-old man simply identified as Sarafa Ayuba, has committed suicide beside his uncle’s house at Amuloko area of Ona Ara Local Government part of Oyo State on Friday, September 25. An uncle of the deceased, Kazeem Tijani, recounted how Ayuba was declared missing and his body was recovered. “Ayuba got the motorcycle on hire purchase […]

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Okada rider allegedly shot dead by police officer for not wearing a face mask in Imo (graphic)

A yet-to-be-identified motorcycle rider was shot dead allegedly by a police officer around Banana junction in Orlu, Imo state today July 9. According to reports, the policeman had stopped the motorcycle rider for not wearing a face mask. An altercation ensued between both men after the Okada man allegedly refused to give a N50 bribe. […]

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Lagos State Goverment, bans the use of okadas, tricycles,Opay, others in Lagos

The Lagos State Government has banned the activities of motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada riders and tricycle riders in six Local Government Areas (LGAs), nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) and 10 major highways across the State. Also banned are ride hailing services, OPay and GOkada. The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga […]

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Danfo, Okada, Tokunbo, K-leg other “Nigerian English” added to the Oxford Dictionary

1Some Nigerian words and expressions have been include to the updated edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. In the Oxford English Dictionary’s January update, 29 Nigerian words were added. While some of the words were borrowed, others are coinages. “The majority of these new additions are either borrowings from Nigerian languages, or unique Nigerian coinages that have only […]